Mass. man guilty of possessing 6 stolen paintings
Date: 20 Aug 2008 | | Views: 3902
A retired Massachusetts lawyer has been found guilty of possessing six valuable paintings that had been stolen from a home in 1978.
Robert Mardirosian (mar-di-ROZ'-ee-an) of Falmouth was found guilty by a federal jury in Boston on Monday.
The 74-year-old faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at sentencing, scheduled for Nov. 18. He said outside court that he plans to appeal.
Prosecutors say a former client of Mardirosian's stole the paintings from a Stockbridge house in 1978. They say the client also stole a still life by Paul Cezanne valued at more than $29 million, but Mardirosian returned that painting in 1999.
The statute of limitations had expired to charge him with possessing the Cezanne.
(This version CORRECTS that man was found guilty of possessing six other paintings, but not Cezanne.)